Workplace unification is the single most important issue right now. Who doesn’t want to have unity within their work environment? I want to see total unity within my company and I know many people feel the same way. Women want unity in the workplace. Men want it. People of different races, genders, and religions want it. Every person, worker, employee, or team member desires a safe and unified workplace. I am going to share with you why workplace unification seems so difficult right now and what steps you can make to create unification.
So, how did I come up with the term “workplace unification?” I have always supported women in the workforce, working mothers, and gender equality. I have made videos about it, talked about it, and blogged about it. Having equality in the workforce seems like a no-brainer to me. But, there has always been major backlash from some men. Some guys dislike women or blame women for where they are in their lives. They are angry with women. I have noticed that when people disagree with something or are prejudiced against a group of people, their tone becomes really loud, forceful, and belligerent. Right now, in 2021, the tone of most people seems to have become angrier and angrier. As some people become more judgmental and feel like they are being victimized, we are seeing more discord in the workplace. It is not just gender inequality that divides workers. People of color are coming forward and sharing stories about the workplace inequality that they face on a daily basis.
I took a step back and really looked at what is happening in our world and decided that we all need workplace unification! When our entire social system seems to be disjointed and hostile, I realized that we can only do two things:
- Continue pain point conversations.
- Move forward.
Let’s break this down. What do I mean when I talk about pain point conversations or even pain point marketing? When we get stuck in a pain point cycle, we are reiterating and harping on the things that hurt or are unequal and we keep talking about the past. If you are only talking or thinking about these pain point topics, you will continue to experience these negative emotions. If you are still having a hard time understanding this point, let’s look at some examples.
Imagine that you are in your place of employment. Maybe you are in a leadership position or maybe you an employee. The men in your workplace feel victimized and unfairly targeted now more than ever. The women can’t take the men’s attitudes anymore. Black people ask why it is always about gender. What about the systematic racism that they are facing all the time? And then you have Hispanic, Asian, or other people of color ask why discussions of race only include Black and White people. Can you imagine these conversations taking place? Have you experienced them? Everyone in this company is unhappy and stuck in a negative mindset. Everyone is mad about what they do not have and no one is working toward a common goal.
Instead of being stuck in this pain point cycle, we can change the culture of a company and move forward. The negative cycles limit you from stepping into your full potential. By implementing workplace unification into your company or business, you can realize your full potential. Whether you are an employee, team member, or in a leadership role, you can leave behind an old belief system that was holding you back and step forward into your potential. If an entire workplace stops feeling like they are the victim, they will become more productive. There will be an increase in collaboration between employees and leadership, which results in more success. People will focus on common goals and work in a more harmonious workplace culture.
Whether you are a team member, employee, business owner, or leader in an organization, workplace unification is the single most important topic right now. Write your own story. Be a part of the solution and not part of the problem. Make sure that as you move forward in your career, you lift as many people with you as you can. That is true workplace unification.
I hope this helped you understand my concept of workplace unification. And I hope you can use it within your work environment. Realize your full potential! I am rooting for you!
Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect & Founder of The Women’s Code, a training company specialized in providing companies an ROI on Balanced Leadership. She has been named one of 50 must-follow women entrepreneurs by the Huffington Post. A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, she bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal.
Beate works with business leaders and supports organizations by developing and providing training the training, tools, and expertise to create and maintain a balanced, equal, and inclusive work environment that fosters creativity, employee engagement, and corporate growth.
Recent clients include Merck, Women’s Legislative Caucus of California, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), NFTE, CreativeLive, the Association of Corporate Growth, and TracyLocke.
Beate is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome” a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.
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